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monakayk
June 25th, 2011, 04:40 PM
:confused: Are there any other local snorkel tour companies besides Woodwinds & Renee on Bonaire?

Even though they both have great reviews from CC members, we are not interested in snorkeling from shore...so that counts Renee out. Also, we would need some sort of shade on the boat ..so that counts Woodwinds out, since I have seen photos of their boats--no shade on them.

We would love to take a 3 hours snorkel tour, but really would absolutely NEED shade on the boat. Any suggestions would be appreciate. We prefer to use a local tour company instead of the ship's tours.

Thanks in advance.

toberman
July 19th, 2011, 04:25 PM
:confused: Are there any other local snorkel tour companies besides Woodwinds & Renee on Bonaire?

Even though they both have great reviews from CC members, we are not interested in snorkeling from shore...so that counts Renee out. Also, we would need some sort of shade on the boat ..so that counts Woodwinds out, since I have seen photos of their boats--no shade on them.

We would love to take a 3 hours snorkel tour, but really would absolutely NEED shade on the boat. Any suggestions would be appreciate. We prefer to use a local tour company instead of the ship's tours.

Thanks in advance.

You're not getting much help on this one are you?? :(:(:)

monakayk
July 20th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Nope..........:(:(

MDSue
July 20th, 2011, 11:02 PM
You could hang out in the cabin of the Woodwinds catamaran- it is accessible to the customers. It might be kind of stuffy for a long period though. When the sail is up, there is partial shade available. The tour last 5 hours as well.

monakayk
July 25th, 2011, 03:43 PM
You could hang out in the cabin of the Woodwinds catamaran- it is accessible to the customers. It might be kind of stuffy for a long period though. When the sail is up, there is partial shade available. The tour last 5 hours as well.

Thanks for the suggestion...and I did think of that, but my DH is the one who burns horribly when in the Sun. He would not like to spend most of the time on the boat inside....sort of defeats the purpose of going on a sailboat as far as he is concerned.



I did find a local tour company: Compass Bonaire....seems they have a good amount of shade on their sailboats:
http://www.compassbonaire.com/page/cruises/


Are there folks out there that have used this tour company before? What did you think of the tour?

gdpups
August 7th, 2011, 11:15 PM
We were in Bonaire last March and booked an excursion through a boat called the "Cow". The crew was wonderful and we had a great time. If you google "the cow bonaire" I'm sure you'll get to their website. It's called "The Cow" because the boat is painted like one.

heijbroek
August 12th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Most dive operators offer snorkel tours too. A boat to Klein Bonaire is perfect e.g Bonaire Dive and Adventure (http://www.bonairediveandadventure.com/). Further Bonaire snorkeling info (http://www.bonaireresources.com/bonaireactivities/snorkeling.html) or snorkel sites (http://www.bonaireresources.com/bonaireactivities/snorkelingsites.html).
;)

Lsimon
August 13th, 2011, 09:28 AM
On woodwinds the ride is not long and the sail is about transportation. This trip is about the snorkeling and not the catamaran ride unlike most other excursions where the sailing is great in and of itself.

I must say that this excursion was very professionally done and overall one of the best snorkeling experiences we've ever had, and we've done a fair amount of snorkeling.

I have a review and photos on my photo site at: http://simon-pics.smugmug.com/Cruises/Constellation-Mar-26-11-14/Bonaire-and-Woodwind-Bonaire/18451610_HvKw3X#1423647060_tqbStf6

monakayk
August 13th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I booked with Compass Bonaire....seems they have a good amount of shade on their sailboats:
http://www.compassbonaire.com/page/cruises/

I'll post a review about them when we get back to let everyone know how it went.

chamima
September 4th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I booked with Compass Bonaire....seems they have a good amount of shade on their sailboats:
http://www.compassbonaire.com/page/cruises/

I'll post a review about them when we get back to let everyone know how it went.


Mona
I'm also interested in this excursion. Where should I look for your review?